Shane Warne will be honoured with a state funeral at the MCG on the evening of 30 March.
Warne died at the age of 52 on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday. His body is to be repatriated. An autopsy found he had died of natural causes following a reported heart attack.
A state funeral for the legendary leg-spinner will be held at the MCG, with tickets open to the public, read a statement by the Victorian government.
Warne “didn’t just inspire a cricketing generation – he defined it”, it said.
Further details were still being finalised, the state government added.
“There’s nowhere in the world more appropriate to farewell Warnie than the ‘G’,” said Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.
“Victorians will be able to pay tribute to Shane and his contribution to our state, and his sport, at a memorial service at the MCG on the evening of 30 March.”
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